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PhilaU Graduate Christine Holland Beats Odds to Earn Diploma: Nightline

Recent Philadelphia University graduate Christine Holland, who attended struggling Strawberry Mansion High School, beat the odds to graduate from college, ABC’s Diane Sawyer reported on “Nightline” June 20. In a follow-up report from four years ago on the challenges facing …

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PhilaU Student Entrepreneur DeCicco Receives $100,000 Thiel Fellowship: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University student-entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco, 21, who started the organic, coffee energy drink company Sunniva from his freshman dorm room, has been awarded a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to further develop his company, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 16. DeCicco, also …

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PhilaU Pitcher Almonte Drafted by Diamondbacks: Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS Philly, Fox Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Philadelphia University lefthander Abraham Almonte in the 26th round of the MLB draft, making Almonte the first Rams player drafted since Alan Wawrzyniak and Shaun Babula in 1999, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 15. “I think the …

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PhilaU Student Entrepreneur Launches Successful Coffee Drink Startup: Huffington Post

PhilaU business student-athlete Jordan DeCicco launched an all-natural coffee energy drink startup that’s now one of the top-selling coffees available on Amazon, The Huffington Post reported June 9. Although he didn’t have any prior experience in the beverage industry, DeCicco …

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PhilaU Alumnus Launches Own Footwear Brand: Philadelphia Inquirer

For decades, Chelsea Shoe Co., co-founded by alumnus Barton Nydish ’65, has manufactured high-end footwear for such companies as Michael Kors, Lilly Pulitzer and American Eagle. Now the company has launched its own upscale brand of men’s footwear, Cobble & …

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PhilaU Graduate Overcomes Hardships to Earn Degree: ABC News, 6ABC

Recent Philadelphia University graduate Christine Holland was profiled in a 2013 special “Nightline” report by ABC reporter Diane Sawyer on Philadelphia’s struggling Strawberry Mansion High School. Holland spoke about her dream of attending PhilaU and the financial challenges she faced. …

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Julius “Dr. J” Erving Delivers PhilaU Commencement Address: 6ABC, CBS3

Julius “Dr. J” Erving, basketball legend and author, delivered the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s 133rd Commencement ceremony May 15, 6ABC and CBS3 reported. “You cannot wait for your destiny to become a matter of chance, you must always keep …

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President Spinelli On His Former Student’s Entrepreneurial Venture Ring: Los Angeles Times

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. talked about his former student Jamie Siminoff’s entrepreneurial home security system, Ring, in a Los Angeles Times story reported May 12.
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Textile Professor Beevers Helps Recreate Dress for Michener Museum Exhibit: WWD

Textile design faculty member Claire Beevers helped recreate a dress for an exhibit on Charles Sheeler at the James A. Michener Art Museum, WWD reported May 12.
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Julius “Dr. J” Erving Will Deliver PhilaU Commencement Address: Inside Higher Ed

Julius “Dr. J” Erving, basketball legend and author, will deliver the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s 133rd Commencement  May 15, Inside Higher Ed reported May 12.
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